Wednesday, September 4, 2013
What Legal Fields Will be Hot?, National Jurist, p. 28, Sept. 2013:
It's great to get that first job, but it's even better to focus on a practice area that will be hot, not just in the next few years, but during the next 10 years or more. ... Here, then, are the 12 areas of law experts predict will stay hot into 2020 amd beyond. We have broken them into three categories -- super hot, hot, and somewhat hot. ...
Tax Controversy and Litigation
Despite the recent scandal regarding the IRS' handling of conservative groups seeking nonprofit status, [Richard] Hermann expects tax controversy and litigation to become one of the hottest practice areas during the next decade or so. "The government is going to get more diligent about pursuing tax dollars, not only at the federal level, but at the state and local levels, too," he said. "This is an area that is growing, and it is always a good idea for someone who has been audited or wants to appeal their taxes to hire a tax controversy lawyer."